After a false start in announcing that Jon Tenuta had been hired at Illinois, the Illini are still in search of a defensive coordinator, but on Friday they announced three other additions to Tim Beckman's staff: Steve Clinkscale, Billy Gonzalez and Tim Salem.
Gonzales will serve as #illini co-off. coordinator, Salem will coach RB and serve as special teams coordinator. Defensive assignments TBA.— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) January 13, 2012
Clinkscale worked with Beckman at Toledo.
Gonzalez comes to Illinois from LSU, where he had been the passing-game coordinator and receivers coach. He is a long-time associate of Urban Meyer's, having worked with Meyer at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. Salem spent the last eight years at Central Florida, most recently as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.